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Vizhinjam Seaport- Facts amidst Falsehoods!

As the Vizhinjam deep-water port project seems to be gathering steam, to borrow an appropriately nautical expression, with the Kerala Cabinet clearing the bid submitted by Adani Ports, India’s largest port operator, a storm still seems to swirl around the project in the media and in the perception of the general public. A storm of deliberate misinformation generated by a plethora of vested interests operating against the project and against the interests of Trivandrum, Kerala and India. These range from uneducated politicians, to malicious pseudo-environmentalists to unemployed lawyers. Unfortunately, this miasma has been getting so widespread, that’s long overdue that we call out and dispel the allegations raised by these hostile forces. Continue reading

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Vizhinjam – Turning Turtle?

An abrupt change in strategy by the State Government threatens to set the Vizhinjam project back by years if not scuttled for good. It’s urgent that the misconceptions being created around this move be discussed and prompt action be taken … Continue reading

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A Vision for Vizhinjam: Crowdsourcing an Improved Project Plan

Over the last few months, the saga of Kerala’s flagship infrastructure project – the Vizhinjam deep water port and container transshipment terminal – has wound a new stretch in its long running and tortuous route – losing its lone bidder … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Cruise Terminal Being Planned

A cruise terminal for luxury liners too may become part of the master plan for the proposed port at Vizhinjam, hitherto conceived only as a container transhipment facility. AECOM, technical consultant for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Talks held with Welspun to Reduce ‘Grant’ Amount

The negotiation panel appointed by the State Government on Monday asked Welspun Infratech Limited to reduce the ‘grant component’ for the Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Port project. Welspun’s current demand is for a grant of Rs 479.54 crore, spread over … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Yesudas Seeks Support from Syro Malabar Sabha

One of India’s all-time great vocalist Dr.K.J Yesudas visits Senior Arch Bishop Cardinal Mar George Alancherry to seek blessings and  support from the Syro Malabar Congregation. The Cardinal offered all support from his Congregation and requested Dr Yesudas, to meet … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Bid Negotiation Committee Constituted

The State Govt. moved one step ahead in the proposed International Container Transshipment Terminal at Vizhinjam by constituting a bid negotiation committee. This four member committee will negotiate with the Welspun-Leighton Consortium for the bid offer.Meantime, infrastructure improvements are moving … Continue reading

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